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Allied Social Science Association 2012

We hope you had an enjoyable time at the 2012 Allied Social Science Association annual conference and were able to stop by the Palgrave Macmillan booth to browse our latest titles and journals in cutting-edge economic research from leading scholars and practitioners!

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Manias, Panics and Crashes

A History of Financial Crises, Sixth Edition

Manias, Panics and Crashes, Sixth Edition is a vivid and entertaining account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions...

By Charles P. Kindleberger, Robert Z. Aliber and Robert Solow

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Econometrics by Example

Damodar Gujarati is the author of bestselling econometrics textbooks used around the world. In his latest book, Econometrics by Example, Gujarati presents a...

Damodar Gujarati

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Borderless Economics

Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism

Acentury ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call - or Skype - home the moment their flight has landed, and...

"...A century ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call—or Skype—home the moment their flight has landed, and.... A century ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call—or Skype—home the moment their flight has landed, and that’s just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border netw..."

Robert Guest

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Applied Econometrics

Applied Econometrics takes an intuitive, hands-on approach to presenting modern econometrics. Wide-ranging yet compact, the book features extensive software...

By Dimitrios Asteriou and Stephen G. Hall

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The Third Industrial Revolution

How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment...

"...The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment.... The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, ..."

Jeremy Rifkin

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Economics of Development

Theory and Evidence

For nearly forty years, Thirlwall's texts have offered students a clear, comprehensive and rigorous overview of the economic aspects of growth and development....

"...For nearly forty years, Thirlwall's texts have offered students a clear, comprehensive and rigorous overview of the economic aspects of growth and development..... For nearly forty years, Thirlwall's texts have offered students a clear, comprehensive and rigorous overview of the economic aspects of growth and development. Now, this ninth edition of Thirlwall's popular textbook represents the most thorough revision to date of the author's classic textbook, Growth and Development: The new edition..."

A. P. Thirlwall

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Consequences of Economic Downturn

Beyond the Usual Economics

The 2007-09 financial crisis and economic downturn inflicted considerable hardship on the U.S. population. This book argues that the financial crisis and...

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Military Economics

The Interaction of Power and Money

Military power needs to be financed and economic development is often shaped by military conflict, thus the interaction of the military and economics, power...

Ron Smith

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Fighting Poverty Together

Rethinking Strategies for Business, Governments, and Civil Society to Reduce Poverty

An eclectic approach to poverty reduction that emphasizes the need for business, government and civil society to focus on the poor as producers...

Aneel Karnani

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Plundered Nations?

Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction

The study of natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries often shows that plunder, rather than prosperity, has become the norm. Management of...

"...The study of natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries often shows that plunder, rather than prosperity, has become the norm. Management of.... The study of natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries often shows that plunder, rather than prosperity, has become the norm. Management of natural resources differs widely in every state; a close examination of the decision making chains in various states highlights the key principles that need to be followed to avoid distorti..."

By Paul Collier and Anthony J. J. Venables

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Why are we in such a financial mess today? There are lots of proximate causes: over-leverage, global imbalances, bad financial technology that lead to...

Yves Smith

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Economic Forecasting and Policy

Economic Forecasting provides a comprehensive overview of macroeconomic forecasting. The focus is first on a wide range of theories as well as empirical...

By Nicolas Carnot, Vincent Koen and Bruno Tissot

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Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition

The Naked Emperor Dethroned?

Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition, now including a downloadable supplement for courses, exposes what many non-economists may have suspected...

"...Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition, now including a downloadable supplement for courses, exposes what many non-economists may have suspected.... Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition, now including a downloadable supplement for courses, exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking Economics was published back in 2001, t..."

Steve Keen

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Fighting Financial Fires

An IMF Insider Account

A topical insider view of causes and consequences of financial crises since the Mexican collapse of 1995. The book includes a detailed exploration of recent...

"...A topical insider view of causes and consequences of financial crises since the Mexican collapse of 1995. The book includes a detailed exploration of recent.... A topical insider view of causes and consequences of financial crises since the Mexican collapse of 1995. The book includes a detailed exploration of recent and ongoing firestorms, including the near meltdown of the global financial system and the euro crisis, and suggests ways to save the international financial and monetary system.. ..."

Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds

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Minding the Markets

An Emotional Finance View of Financial Instability

In this groundbreaking book, Tuckett argues that most economists' explanations of the financial crisis miss its essence; they ignore critical components of...

"...In this groundbreaking book, Tuckett argues that most economists' explanations of the financial crisis miss its essence; they ignore critical components of.... In this groundbreaking book, Tuckett argues that most economists' explanations of the financial crisis miss its essence; they ignore critical components of human psychology. He offers a deeper understanding of financial market behavior and investment processes by recognising the role played by unconscious needs and fears in all investmen..."

David Tuckett

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The seventh edition of this seminal work by Robert Z. Aliber

"...The seventh edition of this seminal work by Robert Z. Aliber. When Robert Z. Aliber's The International Money Game first appeared in 1973, it was widely acclaimed as the best - and most entertaining - introduction to the arcane mysteries of international finance on the market. The seventh edition of this classic work has again been fully rewritten to take account of the immense changes in the world economy since the previous edition, and includes a new chapter on asset pricing and bubbles.. ..."

Robert Aliber

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Private Equity in Poland

Winning Leadership in Emerging Markets

A first in-depth look at the private equity industry in Poland, written from both academic and practical perspectives--the book’s rigor and comprehensive...

Darek Klonowski

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The Local Alternative

Decentralization and Economic Development

Decentralization in Latin America and the Caribbean has changed the region’s local development model. More resources and decision-making powers are being...

By Inter-American Development Bank, Rafael de la Cruz, Carlos Pineda Mannheim and Caroline Pöschl

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The Global Minotaur

America, The True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy

In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialization, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed, and globalization...

Yanis Varoufakis Yanis Varoufakis

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This volume deals with both a new theoretical framework and the application of new economics in a number of issues that test the capability of new economics to...

"...This volume deals with both a new theoretical framework and the application of new economics in a number of issues that test the capability of new economics to.... This volume deals with both a new theoretical framework and the application of new economics in a number of issues that test the capability of new economics to tackle a number of economic problems. It offers detailed analysis and informed comment on the type of new economics in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the '"great re..."

By Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer

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The Microeconomics of Risk and Information covers the principal areas in the field, including risk aversion, simple portfolio theory, precautionary savings,...

Richard Watt

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The Delusions of Economics

The Misguided Certainties of a Hazardous Science

In The Delusions of Economics, Gilbert Rist presents a radical critique of neoclassical economics from a social and historical perspective. Rather than enter...

Gilbert Rist

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Islamic Banking and Finance

Definitive Texts and Cases

Islamic banking has seen rapid growth during the last two decades as a result of economic growth in the Islamic world, fuelled primarily by oil wealth. The...

"...Islamic banking has seen rapid growth during the last two decades as a result of economic growth in the Islamic world, fuelled primarily by oil wealth. The.... Islamic banking has seen rapid growth during the last two decades as a result of economic growth in the Islamic world, fuelled primarily by oil wealth. The main issues of concern surrounding this growth are the conceptual framework and viability of interest-free banking and the assessment of its performance in the future. In a world wher..."

Omar Masood

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Governing Global Finance

The Evolution and Reform of the International Financial Architecture

Governing Global Finance examines the evolution of financial globalization and the attempts that have been made at the international level to establish a...

Anthony Elson

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